Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes

Amy Carmichael Beauty for Ashes Amy Carmichael was a missionary and author who spent over fifty years of her life without returning home serving mainly low caste girls and boys in South India Iain Murray s concise biograph

  • Title: Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes
  • Author: Iain H. Murray
  • ISBN: 9781848715523
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amy Carmichael 1867 1951 was a missionary and author who spent over fifty years of her life without returning home serving mainly low caste girls and boys in South India Iain Murray s concise biography provides an enlightening and moving account of her remarkable life and love for her Saviour, as well as perceptively drawing lessons from it.

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    About “Iain H. Murray

    • Iain H. Murray

      Iain Hamish Murray is a British pastor and author He was educated in the Isle of Man and at the University of Durham before entering ministry in 1955 He served as assistant to Martyn Lloyd Jones at Westminster Chapel 1956 59 and subsequently at Grove Chapel, London 1961 69 and St Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney, Australia, 1981 84 In 1957 he and Jack Cullum founded the Reformed publishing house, the Banner of Truth Trust, of which he continues to serve as a trustee.



    782 thoughts on “Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes

    • An excellent, succinct introduction to Amy Carmichael and her work in India as well as some basic information on her beliefs. It is really an introduction though and other works should be consulted for any kind of details.


    • This is the second biography of Amy Carmichael that I've read (the first one was "A Chance to Die", by Elisabeth Elliot). Both are very good.This biography was a shorter book. Easy to read, and it flowed quickly. It was difficult to put down, and I finished it in 4 days. I will go back and read this to my children. Iain Murray does a respectful job of presenting Amy's life and ministry. I recommend it heartily!


    • Are you looking for a Christian biography for the whole family? Here is one on a fine Christian lady that will appeal to everyone in your house. In addition to enjoying it myself, this volume will find use in our home school. Though the ladies might especially enjoy it, I will assure the men out there that this book and Amy Carmichael’s life will be a challenge to your own spiritual life.Though the book is written where teenagers could easily read it, there is nothing fluffy about it. Prolific [...]


    • Although I heard pieces of her story before, this book was my first introduction to the life and ministry of Amy Carmichael. Her faith in God and trust of the Scriptures combined with her love for people and tireless service stand as testimony to the work of God in and through her. Iain Murray is a phenomenal biographer and this book shows this skill. It is short enough to be read quickly, but thorough enough to stand as an adequate treatment of her life and ministry. The story of Amy left me wi [...]



    • A concise yet a powerful book on the life of Amy. Ian talks much about Amy's stubborn stand when it comes to the inerrant nature of God's word and the integrity that she had in reporting back home. He also sheds on her faith despite many struggles she had to go through. She was also graceful to her critics and to those whom she disagreed. Despite her strong personalty, she was also not without failures.


    • The life and story of Amy Carmichael is worth reading and enjoying God's work through this woman's life. However, I thought this book was okay. It's a good introduction to her life but I finished it and was left wanting more.


    • Well paced overview. Shorter book. Great biography. Would recommend specifically to people who have never read a biography before and young women of Christian faith. B


    • A well written biography should impact the soul of the reader. So this is the case through Murray's writings and research into the life of Amy Carmichael. If you want an introduction, yet thorough overview, of Amy Carmichael's life, I cannot recommend this marvelous little book enough. It is quick enough read to finish in a day or two, yet, the length does not rob the weight of words, nor the means of impact: Amy Carmichael was a praying woman, who knew, intimately, the riches and love of Christ [...]


    • This was the first book I've read on Amy Carmichael. It served as an excellent introduction and Murray explicitly states that is his purpose in writing it. He says "his pages are not intended for those already familiar" with two other notable biographies on Amy; Houghton's "Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur" and Elliot's "A Chance To Die" (page xvii). I have seen the thickness of Elliot's as compared to the much briefer account by Murray. This was a real whet of the appetite to read more on how the Lor [...]


    • Iain H. Murray provides a concise and enlightening biography of Amy Carmichael, missionary to India for more than fifty years. It is a beautiful portrait, not spoiled by "too much paint," to quote Thomas Walker, Carmichael's coach and ministry mentor. Murray helps us to see her evangelistic heart and practical passion for the low caste girls and boys she served for decades. He also points out her two main features, namely the necessity of quiet to be with Christ and the abiding love that is born [...]


    • Our family enjoyed reading Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes during devotions and everyone from the youngest to the eldest was blessed tremendously. Amy's life as a missionary to India, is inspiring as she persevered through much personal difficulty, heart ache, and an impossible list of needs to be fulfilled in caring for her orphaned children. Her walk with God is also convicting as her personal devotion to the Word, prayer, and meditation, even while the busyness of the ministry pressed agains [...]


    • The life of Amy Carmichael is absolutely amazing. To read about how she left everything behind to follow the call of God to India is stunning, serving God there for the great majority of her life. To read about her rescuing girls from temple prostitution was breath-taking. And Iain Murray draws so many insight from her life that this book is sure to be a great introduction for anyone insisted in Amy's life. Due to the brevity of the book, it is only a brief sketch of her life—I would have love [...]


    • Probably one of the best biographies I've read in a few years. Would love to sit and talk with Carmichael for hours, similar to wanting to talk to C.S. Lewis. Her passion for the children of India at, particularly the (very) young girls, given to "marriages" that really were nothing more than slavery--she saved many lives. And she worked tirelessly. I love this prayer, that she wrote:My Father, quiet me,Til in thy holy presence, hushed,I think thy thoughts with Thee.I think I'm going to make tha [...]


    • Amy Carmichael's life and faith were so genuine and fascinating. This little book is an overview, more than an in-depth look, at her life. It's a little bulky for being so simple, but the content is easy to take in. You'll find:*Insights into living according to the Lord's will*A peek into historical missions*Information on Indian culture*Encouragement in faith by Amy's example


    • "Christ has given "talents" to all his servants and there comes a day when his assessment of those talents will be given. In Amy's words: "To each is given a bag of tools An hour glass and a book of rules, And each must build ere his work is done A stumbling block, or a stepping stone."" p139


    • I liked this little book about the life of the missionary to India. She lived there for 50 years until she died there. Her mission was to take the Gospel to the people of India which she accomplished, however she also built safehouses for Indian children.


    • My wife loves Elisabeth Elliot's biography of Amy Carmichael, but Iain Murray's was the ideal one for me. I was able to read it in about a day and enjoyed Murray's clear and succinct prose. Perhaps one day I will read Elliot's longer biography, but for now Murray's was perfect.




    • Interesting biography of Amy Carmichael and her ministry in southern India. It could have veered into hagiography, but the author takes care to show her growth in the Lord as she aged.



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